Meet Michael Lorenti Jr. the man behind Sensatia Botanicals. Bali the island of gods is known to put you under a spell during each visit. The magnetic pull of beauty, beach and relaxation makes visitors frequent the mystical island over and over again. It feels like home away from home.
Relaxation, beauty and spa treatments are what women crave when in Bali. What is a vacation without a little pampering? Sensatia Botanicals is Bali’s all-natural beauty and skincare expert, waiting to spoil you on your next visit. Located in a hip and happening part of Bali, Seminyak Village is home to the all natural beauty brand.
Marie Claire gets an exclusive interview with Michael Lorenti Jr. as he reveals his love for Bali and natural beauty.
Five words that best describe you?
Focused, Determined, Perfectionist, Dreamer, Honest.
Life and work philosophy?
Just do it… (Corny I know, but so damn true), because we all know hesitation is the enemy, hahahaha.
How has Bali influenced you and your work?
Bali is an incredible place to allow the creative juices to flow. In the West you’re so caught up in the rat race that you rarely have time to explore your creative side. In Bali just the general population is extremely talented & creative. Here, anyone that owns a knife can carve you up the most fantastic “whatever your heart’s desire may be.”A very creative crew, indeed.
MUST-HAVE from Sensatia Botanicals store at Seminyak Village.
Daily Essential Facial C-Serum for your skin type or the Jasmine Blossom one for all skin types
Describe your personal style?
Function over fashion always… Comfort is key. I choose clothes based on how awesome the fabric feels to the touch.
Your favourite scent?
Wow… tough question… I think my favorite scent which may sound kinda weird…is my baby cousins, hahaha. That warm blossoming skin smell of a baby is probably the best scent on earth. Its the smell of pure, unconditional love, trust & surrender.
Most significant Life Lesson thus far?
Never give up on perfection. Everything is always evolving, moving, rotating (even sometimes bubbling over) and needs to be revisited at different times and spaces. This applies to everything… not just product and business… but everything.
Fave Bali Restaurants?
Barbacoa is awesome, Metis, Chandi’s Chef tasting menu with a bottle of Chardonnay is off the hook.
Best Place for Drinks?
In the Village with friends, of course.
The Perfect Bali Beach?
Drop me on any beach on the Bukit.
Top travel items you won’t leave home without?
Sensatia Leisure Sea & Surf Sunscreen, Lemongrass Botanical Lotion for the mossies, Jasmine Blossom Facial C-Serum, and a new top secret product releasing in a month or so… I’m still testing.
Favourite store at Seminyak Village?
Well, food gets me every time… and I have to say Wahrung for that crazy good burger craving… then followed by a Nitrogenie Lemon Meringue Pie because it just makes everything alright.
Bali’s Best Kept Secret
No comment, haha! Well to be honest I think Bali’s best kept secret can be found in the homes of the Balinese. The daily life of the Balinese people themselves is quite amazing. I was lucky enough to spend the first few years of my Bali existence in my friend’s family compound in the small village where I live and work now. It’s quite a life lesson on what’s really important and what no so much. I highly recommend getting to know the Balinese people on their terms, in their environment. It will alter your life.
Sensatia Botanicals is located at F21, Seminyak Village and opens daily from 10am to 10pm. www.seminyakvillage.com